Job Postings

The following positions have been sent to MSSA to be posted:

Listings found below:

  • Florida Gulf Coast University
  • Clayton State University
  • Xavier University
  • University of North Carolina Wilmington
  • Wright State University
  • University of West Georgia



The Department of Social Sciences at Florida Gulf Coast University invites applications for an assistant/associate professor in sociology to begin August 2015. The successful candidate will be able to contribute to our growing program in multiple ways.  In addition to teaching some of our core courses such as theory and methods, we also seek someone whose strengths lie in one or more of the following specialty areas:  sociology of work, stratification and inequality, gender and work, crime/delinquency, environmental sociology, and/or medical/health.  Opportunities exist for the development of additional topical courses, and the university encourages interdisciplinary teaching efforts. We seek candidates highly committed to the undergraduate experience, with demonstrated (potential) excellence in teaching, research, and service to the College, as well as demonstrated leadership capabilities.  Preference will be given to candidates with experience in academic leadership. Willingness to engage in collaborative research with students, including presentations at academic conferences and in publications is strongly preferred.

Information about submitting an application can be found on our HR website: Information about the Sociology Program can be found here:

Please direct any questions about the position to Waneka McFarlane in Human Resources: (239) 590 1401.



The College of Arts and Sciences and Department of Social Sciences at Clayton State University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor to begin Fall 2015. We are particularly interested in a generalist with research and teaching experience in one or more of the following areas: Gender and Crime; Juvenile Delinquency and Juvenile Justice; & Courts and Sentencing. The position requires 24 semester hours of undergraduate/graduate teaching per year, and the candidate must have a PhD in Criminal Justice, Criminology, or a closely related discipline in-hand before August, 2015. Candidates should also have evidence of superior teaching and fruitful scholarship, as well as experience working with diverse student and community populations. Success in pursuing externally funded research opportunities is desirable, as is experience or interest in working with graduate students. Preference will also be given to candidates whose teaching and research intersects with the mission of the University’s Center for Community and Justice Studies, an interdisciplinary collaboration to promote social justice within the surrounding community.The advising and mentoring of undergraduate Criminal Justice majors are essential responsibilities. Salary will be commensurate with experience and competitive with comparable programs.

Part of the University System of Georgia, Clayton State University is located 20 minutes from downtown Atlanta in a beautiful lakeside setting. For additional information about Clayton State University and the Criminal Justice program visit

Clayton State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Qualifications: Doctorate in Criminal Justice, Criminology, or a closely related discipline.



The Department of Sociology at Xavier University of Louisiana, an Historically Black Catholic University located in the heart of New Orleans, invites applicants for TWO tenure-track assistant professor positions beginning August 2015. Applicants should have a PhD in sociology, though ABDs will be considered. The successful candidate for one position will have primary teaching and research specializations in criminology/deviance, with the primary specialization for the other position in medical sociology. Secondary specializations for either position include race and ethnicity, urban and community sociology, gender, and family. Candidates for both positions are expected to develop a broad range of courses, including undergraduate research methods.

The sociology program actively supports Xavier’s mission of promoting a more just and humane society through service-learning projects and community-based research collaborations. In addition to New Orleans’ vibrant culture and dynamic urban revitalization, Xavier’s location provides a rich and fertile research environment with ample opportunities for community engagement, teaching innovation, and research collaborations. Faculty in Xavier’s Department of Sociology enjoy the intimacy of teaching small classes and working closely with individual students, while being affiliated with a larger Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences. Xavier faculty strive for teaching excellence and innovative research through funding and support from a wide range of institutional programs such as Xavier’s Center for Undergraduate Research, an undergraduate research journal, interdisciplinary programming, the nation’s only Institute for Black Catholic Studies, and Center for Advancement of Teaching. Faculty members will have the opportunity to teach courses beyond sociology in African American and Diaspora Studies and/or Women’s Studies.

Review of applications will begin 12/01/2014. Applications received before 01/15/2015 will be assured consideration. To apply, log in to our online system at: Attach a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae that includes names, addresses, and email addresses of three references, a teaching portfolio, and a research agenda. Address letters of interest to: Dr. Chris Faircloth, Search Committee Chair. Any questions should also be addressed to Chris Faircloth at EOE/AA.



Department of Sociology and Criminology
Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Criminology
Vacancy: #15F041
Position: #6178
The Department of Sociology and Criminology at the University of North Carolina Wilmington invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in Criminology to begin August 2015. A PhD in Criminology/Criminal Justice or Sociology in hand by the time of appointment and a demonstrated commitment to teaching and research are required. We are seeking to hire a generalist in criminology who complements our existing strengths and the overall applied/public focus of the department. Preference may be given to candidates with experience in international/global crime. The candidate should have a proven research track record and demonstrate potential in obtaining research grants. There is also an expectation for teaching in our graduate program. The typical teaching load for research-active faculty is three courses per semester; information about the department can be found at

To apply, please complete the online application process available at Adobe PDF or Microsoft Word attachments are required. Priority review of applications will begin December 2, 2014, however applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Under North Carolina law, applications and related materials are confidential personnel documents and not subject to public release.

The Department of Sociology and Criminology at the University of North Carolina Wilmington has over 20 full-time faculty members, roughly 350 majors, and offers bachelor’s degrees in sociology, criminology, and an MA in Sociology and Criminology. UNCW is located in an historical resort city midway between the Atlantic coast and the beautiful Cape Fear River.

UNCW actively fosters a diverse and inclusive working and learning environment and is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified men and women from all racial, ethnic, or other minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply.



The Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Wright State University invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in Sociology at the assistant professor level to begin August 2015. The department offers a BA in Sociology and an MA in Applied Behavioral Science. We are looking for applicants who have demonstrated expertise in sociological theory. We have a particular interest in candidates who have a strong teaching and/or research background in contemporary sociological theory. Additional substantive areas are open, although candidates with demonstrated interests in one or more of the following areas are preferred: globalization, transnationalism, technology (e.g., digital media), social movements, and/or other areas that will potentially attract more students to the sociology major and minor. An ability to foster interdepartmental connections by developing coursework with multidisciplinary appeal is highly desirable. Teaching responsibility is five courses per academic year, including sociological theory at the undergraduate and graduate level, individual and society (or social psychology), and upper-level courses in the candidate’s area of expertise.

Applicants should demonstrate potential for excellence in scholarly research, as well as a strong commitment to teaching and service. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in Sociology or a closely related field by the time of appointment. To be considered, ABD applicants must include supporting documentation (e.g., a letter from the advisor) that assures their degree completion by the time of appointment. Candidates must apply online at by December 1, 2014 for first consideration, and direct any questions to

A complete application package must include: 1) a cover letter that describes the applicant’s research and teaching interests; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) one or two samples of scholarly writing (e.g., publications, dissertation chapters, conference papers); 4) a list of three persons who can provide reference letters; and 5) evidence of teaching effectiveness (i.e., syllabi from any relevant courses taught and teaching evaluations). Only complete applications will be considered. Wright State University is a member of HERC ( and an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, is committed to an inclusive environment and strongly encourages applications from minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities



The Department of Sociology at the University of West Georgia solicits applications for one tenure-track assistant professor position starting August 2015. A PhD in sociology or related discipline is required at the time of appointment. We are a growing department with teaching opportunities in our BS and MA degree programs. We encourage applications from those who have teaching/research interests in research methodology (broadly construed), discipline-specific writing, and one of the following areas: race/ethnicity, health, education, social services, global/comparative studies. Successful candidates need a strong commitment to teaching, an active research agenda, and dedication to service to the university and community.

Applicants should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and contact information of three individuals who can speak to their qualifications for this position. These materials should be sent in PDF format to Dr. Jennifer Beggs Weber, Search Committee Chair, at Applications received by November 14, 2014 will be guaranteed full consideration. Finalists will be required to submit to criminal background investigations. We welcome applications from women and minorities. The University of West Georgia is an Affirmative Action/ Equal Employment Opportunity Employer/Americans with Disabilities Act Institution.

Located 45 miles west of Atlanta, the University of West Georgia is classified as a Doctoral Comprehensive University by the University System of Georgia. On a residential campus with over 12,000 students, the university offers more than 100 degree programs at the baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral levels. Interested applicants are invited to visit the department website at